Nairobi Rotary Club – Moving Kenya Forward – Amazing Kenyans Peace Award

Moving Kenya forward: Rotary members seek to heal wounds

Nairobi Rotary club honors three for promoting peace and helping others during post-election violence

(NAIROBI, Kenya – 7. March 2008) —Welcoming the peace deal signed last week to end the post-election crisis, Kenyan Rotary club members met last Thursday with diplomats, civic and professional leaders to discuss practical ideas for healing the nation after the post-election crisis.

The Rotary Club of Nairobi hosted a panel discussion to talk about the role of civil society in the reconciliation and recovery process, as part of the club’s annual World Understanding and Peace Day luncheon.

Moderated by national TV presenter Michael Oyier (KTN), the panel consisted of UN-Habitat Executive Director Anne Tibaijuka, Lt. General Lazaro Sumbeiywo (Rtd), who was the IGAD Chief Mediator in the Sudanese peace negotiations, clinical psychologist Dr. Gladys Mwiti, BBC East Africa correspondent Adam Mynott and Vimal Shah, representing the Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Continue reading